Founded in 2008 by Oliver Knight & Rory McGrath, the studio is a collaborative practice engaged in ongoing partnerships with artists, curators, editors, architects, designers and institutions.
Recent projects include a close collaboration with JW Anderson, 6a Architects and The Hepworth Wakefield on the exhibition ‘Disobedient Bodies’, visual identities for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Untitled Art fairs in Miami/San Francisco and Under the Same Sun with the Guggenheim, New York/South London Gallery. Alongside collaborative projects with artists Fos and Shezad Dawood; and our ongoing creative direction of the quarterly REAL REVIEW now in its fifth issue. Between 2011–16 the studio was responsible for the visual identity and creative direction of the Strelka Institute.
Since Spring 2017 Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath are professors of Exhibition Design and Spaces at ISIA Urbino in Italy.
For us, design is a conversation. Our art direction aims to engage clients and collaborators in a process that not only communicates who they are but clarifies what they are. Whether it’s a book or a visual identity, our designs seek to reflect a set of core values. This way of working often leads to ongoing relationships that track the evolution of a brand or body of work.